Close Your Eyes – Rachel Abbott (DCI Tom Douglas #10)

Don’t fight him. He’ll win.

Run. Never let him find you.

I thought I was safe here, but I’m not. I’ve stayed too long. Now Genevieve is dead, and the police are on their way. It’s time for me to go.

I must stick to the plan – the one I made the day I arrived in this city. My bag is packed. It always is. I will destroy every shred of evidence of my existence. The police must never find me. If they do, so will he. 

I made a mistake, and someone had to die. But I’m the one who has truly lost her life.

I need to make a choice. If I keep running, I’ll never stop. If I go back, he will make me suffer. 

How many lives can one person ruin?

Rachel Abbott’s debut thriller, Only the Innocent, was an international bestseller, reaching the number one position in the Amazon charts both in the UK and US. This was followed by the number one bestselling novels The Back Road, Sleep Tight and Stranger Child, Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child) and Kill Me Again. In February 2017 Rachel released her seventh novel, The Sixth Window.

Her novels have been translated into over 20 languages.

In 2015 Amazon celebrated the first five years of the Kindle in the UK, and announced that Rachel was the #1 bestselling independent author over the five-year period. She was also placed #14 in the chart of all authors. Stranger Child was the most borrowed novel for the Kindle in the first half of 2015.

Rachel splits her time between Alderney – a beautiful island off the coast of France – and the Le Marche region of Italy, where she is able to devote all her time to writing fiction.

My Review:

This is the 10th book in one of my all time favourite series and when Anne Cater of Random Things Tours asked if I would like to be on the tour I literally JUMPED at the chance and it’s my honour and privilege to open the blogtour for CLOSE YOUR EYES.

If you haven’t read any of these books before, you are in for an absolute treat. All these books work exceptionally well as stand-alones and could be read out of sequence (shudder), but I always like to follow the series in the way the author intended so grab yourself a copy of Only The Innocent and thank me later.

Close Your Eyes is the story of Martha who gets caught up in a murder investigation when her bosses wife is found bludgeoned to death. For reasons unknown to the reader, Martha needs to avoid the police at any cost and flees her home removing all traces of her, leaving the police suspicious and keen to track her down. Slowly the author starts to reveal more about Martha and her past which is not a comfortable read, but the reader begins to understand why Martha is so terrified of being caught.

Once again Rachel Abbott has created an original story with a cast of characters who are either fascinating or downright despicable. I felt such sympathy for Martha, but don’t get me started on her mum….!!

As always the book centres around the victim of the crime and whilst this is a DCI Tom Douglas book, the story is primarily told through Martha.

Gripping, page-turning, twisty and original another easy 5 stars from me and I can’t wait for book 11.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  1. Book 1 – Only The Innocent
  2. Book 2 – The Back Road
  3. Book 3 – Sleep Tight
  4. Book 4 – Stranger Child
  5. Book 5 – Kill Me Again
  6. Book 6  – The Sixth Window
  7. Book 7 – Come A Little Closer
  8. Book 8 – The Shape of Lies
  9. Book 9 – Right Behind You
  10. Book 10 – Close Your Eyes

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